Methyl Ester Sulphonate Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Methyl Ester Sulphonate in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Methyl Ester Sulphonate Price Trend for First Half of 2023


In the first quarter of 2023, the price trend of methyl ester sulphonates was challenged by stagnant demand and high rates of manufacturing due to the surplus availability of fatty acids that serve as raw materials in its production processes. The trend, however, stabilized a little during the mid-phase of the first quarter as the demand from downstream industries improved, and due to the onset of the holiday season in China, the production of feedstock materials declined.

This strong demand and limited availability of products continued to support the rise in the price trend of methyl ester sulphonates till the first half of the second quarter. In the second half of the second quarter, the prices of methyl ester sulphonate plunged with a weak number of offtakes from the downstream industries and challenging market dynamics.


European nations suffered from high inflation and surplus availability of feedstocks in the region, which negatively impacted the price trend of methyl ester sulphonate in the first quarter of 2023. The high rates of inflation not only affected the purchasing appetite of consumers but also the rates of manufacturing. In addition to this, the interest of end-user industries also declined in the sector, which ultimately resulted in the decline in the price trend of methyl ester sulphonate.

North America

The purchases from downstream industries in the first quarter of 2023 inclined significantly, giving a positive push to the price trend of methyl ester sulphonate. This, in turn, also helped in the reduction of inventory levels and enhanced the rates of methyl ester sulphonate production in the region.

However, the feeble economy of North America due to the failure of two major banks proved to be a problem for the rise in the prices of methyl ester sulphonate. The effect of this was prominent in the second quarter as the price trend of methyl ester sulphonate declined. To curb the challenging condition of the market, the government was forced to adopt strict policies and raise their interest rates that eventually hampered the growth of the methyl ester sulphonate price trend.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Methyl Ester Sulphonate is expected to decline in the upcoming months as the demand from downstream industries and support from feedstock industries do not seem to support the market of methyl ester sulphonate.

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The chemical 2-(N-morpholino) ethanesulfonic acid is known as Methyl Ester Sulphonate (MES). A morpholine ring is present in its chemical structure. In biology and biochemistry, MES is employed as a buffering agent. At 20 °C, it has a pKa of 6.15. In water, MES is very soluble. This chemical compound has a melting point of around 300 ° C.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Methyl Ester Sulphonate
Industrial Uses Non-coordinating buffer
Chemical Formula C6H13NO4S
Molecular Weight 195.2 g/mol
Supplier Database Chemithon Corporation, Wilmar International Limited, KLK Oleo, Stepan Company, Lion Corporation, Zanyu Technology Group CO., Ltd.
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Methyl Ester Sulphonate from Palm Oil

Transesterification is carried out first in this process using palm oil and methanol to produce methyl ester, which is then sulphonated to produce methyl ester sulphonate.


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